Hi, guys! *waves* Thanks to Stina for letting me be here today! We were talking about my new book, The Truth About Letting Go (link), and instead of another promotional post, Stina asked if I'd write something educational about publishing. Well, I had no idea what I might know that you guys wouldn't... I'm no Susan K. Quinn (link)!
Author Central (link), and that did it. I did know something!
Okay, so people have different opinions of Amazon, but Author Central is one of those things they get right. Any author can use it--traditional or independent. Once you have one book published on their website, you go here and log in: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/home They use your Amazon account if you're a customer, and on this site, you can edit the information about your books, add review info, add back and inside flap information, check your sales and ranking against other Amazon authors... And most importantly, create your author profile! It's basically a short description of you or what you're up to, But! You can also add links to your blog, Twitter, and Facebook page... And! it collects all your books in one spot on Amazon, using one URL that automatically updates as you release more books! Is that cool or what? Here's the link to my author page (link); and you can visit any of your favorite authors' pages by clicking on their name right under the title of their books on Amazon! Some have funny profiles, some sound like a block of wood and need to update... (Haha! just kidding!) But seriously, it is a fantastic tool, it's super-simple to use, and I encourage all authors to jump in and add it. In closing, *kicks the dirt* here's the info about my new book, and I hope you'll, yanno, check it out!
Thanks again to Stina for having me here today! And happy reading~
Thanks Leigh. LOVE the cover (hence why I included it twice. lol). TTALG is next on my pile!!!! (It jumped the line since I loved The Truth About Faking.)